Risk Modeler

KatRisk is seeking a dynamic Risk Modeler for its new office in Austin, TX.


Date posted

Jan. 24, 2020 12:00 am

Application deadline

Mar. 24, 2020 12:00 am


KatRisk (Austin, TX)


  • United States

Job description

 Risk Modeler – KatRisk (Austin, TX)

About the Role

KatRisk is seeking a dynamic Risk Modeler for its new office in Austin, TX.  Candidates should be from a quantitative field and have a passion for problem solving with a focus in natural catastrophe and statistical modelling.  As a member of the KatRisk team, this role will support all facets of the business from creating unique and solution-based programs for specific problems to answering client questions. 

As a member of our growing and highly versatile team, new employees can expect to touch all aspects of the business and quickly learn how catastrophe models are created from beginning to end.  At KatRisk we strive to grow and encourage our employees, fostering an environment where ideas may come from any member of the team, regardless of seniority.  We also encourage academic freedom and prize an entrepreneurial spirit; if there is a task that looks interesting, any member can attach themselves to that project. 

Examples of projects for this role include:

  • Running the KatRisk Software Suite and analyzing results for client and internal studies
  • Generating large datasets for use in internal modelling
  • Writing custom code to manipulate and analyze complex numeric or geographic data sets
  • Writing original code or modifying existing code for any number of tasks (hydrologic modelling, precipitation modelling, geographic analysis, statistical analysis, enterprise solutions, GUIs, etc.
  • Report writing
  • Conference/Client presentations
  • Quality assurance

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree (B.S., M.S., PhD) in a quantitative field such as statistics, atmospheric sciences, or hydrology
    • Recent or upcoming graduates are encouraged to apply
  • Experience in any programming language
  • Written and verbal skills
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Useful Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of LINUX user environment and command line operation
  • Programming Languages
    • R, FORTRAN, BASH scripting, C++
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • QGIS, GDAL
  • Academic Disciplines
    • Meteorology, Hydrology, Statistics

About KatRisk

KatRisk was founded in 2012 by catastrophe modelling veterans.  With over 45 clients, we are on the forefront of flood risk modelling for the insurance and reinsurance industry.  We also serve governmental entities including FEMA and the Philippines government and are actively expanding into other market segments and geographic territories.  With offices in California, Colorado, Texas, and Germany, KatRisk is a fast-growing company with international reach and a laser focus on the science of catastrophe modeling.

Please reach out to Brandon Katz (brandon.katz@KatRisk.com) or contact@KatRisk.com for more information.  www.katrisk.com